Mayor Bill de Blasio is visiting the island of Capri on the third day of his Italian vacation.
The mayor met with Italian government officials yesterday and visited the Vatican, where he extended an invitation to church officials to encourage Pope Francis to come to New York.
After getting the official business out of the way, de Blasio said he was looking forward to a day of relaxation on Capri.
"From what I've seen of the world, it is arguably the most beautiful place in the world. And anything in Capri is wonderful. I just love to walk around it," the mayor said.
The de Blasio family is getting some privacy at their hotel—a small, family-run operation in one of the island's quieter neighborhoods.
It is relatively modest by Capri standards, but rooms go for nearly $400 a night.
De Blasio's arrival caught owner, Marcello Pollio, off-guard. He says he had no idea the mayor was going to be a guest because he booked under a different name.
"I think that the Mayor decided to stay here because it is very charming and quiet. Far from the busy Capri," Pollio said.